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Airfields (Fog Dispersal)

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Supply whether he has investigated possible economies in operating the Fog Investigation Dispersal Operations system, for example, by only lighting the up-wind row of burners and by progressively cutting out alternate burners once fog clearance has been achieved.

It is a standard technique to light only one row of burners when there is a cross-wind. We hope to reduce fuel consumption by perfecting a variable output burner, which is a better technical solution than cutting out alternate burners.